our executive team and staff
Jared is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College, and is currently finishing an MDiv. from Western Theological Seminary. Jared and his wife, Monica, moved to Philadelphia in 2008 to start the church, and love calling Philly home. They’ve been graced with two sons (Brennan and Kuyper) and a daughter (Rae Ann).
Ken pretty much grew up at Emmanuel. In 1971, when Ken was 11, his parents and their five sons moved to California so that Harold Korver (Ken’s dad) could serve as the senior pastor of the church. Ken went to the local public schools and a love for Paramount grew deep in his heart. He joyfully married Lisa 25 years ago and they have three kids that they like a lot — Kristi, Kurtis and Kari. (All Korver kids have to be named with a “K” or they get thrown out of the family.)
Church Multiplication Team Chair
Josh grew up in Sydney, Australia and moved to the Bay Area in 1997 after graduating from the University of Wollongong. He has lived in Oakland for 10 years, with a brief 3 year break in New Jersey earning his master’s degree at Princeton Seminary. In that time, he has served as pastor to university students at UC Berkeley. In Oakland, he met his wonderful wife, Robin and we adopted our girls – Aliah and Malia. His call to plant a church is best expressed by the words of Isaiah – Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low…And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people will see it together...
Leadership Development Team Chair
Aaron Kuecker is the Director of the Honors College at LeTourneau University. His academic work focuses primarily on the identity formation in the early Christian Church and he deeply values the partnerships and shared learning that come from interdisciplinary studies. He is a graduate of Central College (B.A. Political Science), Western Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and the University of St. Andrews (Ph.D).
Church Health Team Chair
Jonathan spent most of his life in Chicago and South Florida before joining the staff of City Church in 2009. A licensed attorney, Jonathan practiced civil rights litigation and nonprofit organizations law in Chicago before becoming increasingly involved with church planting and being called to seminary in 2003. During seminary, Jonathan had the the unexpected opportunity to open and operate a small chain of speciality coffee stores in Fort Lauderdale, FL, an experience which greatly transformed his understanding of life and ministry (and coffee). Upon graduating Reformed Theological Seminary in 2009, Jonathan and his wife Kristen made their long-desired journey to San Francisco. Jonathan's three children, Noah, Rowan and Matylda were all born in SF. Jonathan is responsible for overseeing the business operations of City Church and its affiliated ministries, serves on the teaching team, and directly coordinates the Newbigin Fellowship, a nine-month, intensive cultural discipleship program. If you can’t find Jonathan in SF, there’s a good chance you’ll find him racing down a mountain in the Sierra Nevada.
Assistant Clerk: LDT, Website
Michael is an Elder who lives in Denver, Colorado. By day he is the Chief Information and Innovation Officer at a 6-12 independent day school. Michael has a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University and a M.A. in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. He is also currently enrolled as a M.A in Theology student in the Newbigin House of Studies at Western Theological Seminary. He and his wife Maggie were married in 2011.